UPDATE: We have received confirmation from Nintendo Australia that the SNES Classic Edition will launch in Australia on September 30th for AU$119.95 SRP. The Nintendo USB AC Adapter (SRP AU$19.95) will also launch on the same date for those who need to purchase an AC Adapter for the included USB power cable.
Rumoured months ago, Nintendo has now confirmed that they are indeed releasing an SNES Classic Edition console in the US on September 29th for $80USD, with Australian release dates and pricing expected in the coming days.
Interestingly enough, the console will include the never-before-released Star Fox too, which is a big win for Lylat fans everywhere.
The full list of games includes solid multiplayer games such as Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Super Mario Kart, the game that defined my childhood in Yoshi’s Island and some memorable and incredible RPGs including EarthBound, Final Fantasy 3, Secret of Mana and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (but for me, sadly, the big loss is no Chrono Trigger). The full list is below.
- Contra 3: The Alien Wars
- Donkey Kong Country
- Final Fantasy 3
- Kirby Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
- Mega Man X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox
- Star Fox 2
- Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania 4
- Super Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
- Super Mario Kart
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
- Super Mario World
- Super Metroid
- Super Punch-Out!!
- Yoshi’s Island
One of the big concerns is of course the availability of the console, given the ridiculous supply issues that hounded the NES Classic Mini during its release period.
“We aren’t providing specific numbers, but we will produce significantly more units of Super NES Classic Edition than we did of NES Classic Edition. Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition is currently planned to ship from Sept. 29 until the end of calendar year 2017. At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding any possible shipments beyond this year.”
“Our long-term efforts are focused on delivering great games for the Nintendo Switch system and continuing to build momentum for that platform, as well as serving the more than 63 million owners of Nintendo 3DS family systems. We are offering Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition in special recognition of the fans who show tremendous interest our classic content.”
Hopefully that means they’ll be a little bit easier to find. We’ll update this with the Australian release date and pricing of the SNES Classic once it becomes official.